for visiting the website of the Guardians of Lick Creek. We
started as a loose-knit group of neighbors living along the
creek who, for many years, have worked to protect this jewel
from environmental damage.
organization has since expanded and taken in members from
outside the community in response to a crisis in the creek
caused by irresponsible development. Neighbors first noticed
a pollution problem in August of 2003. They noted that the
creek's normally crystal-clear waters had become permanently
cloudy. Although previously, some murkiness would generally
appear in the creek after a rain, it would always clear up
after a day or two. The current, long lasting problem was
traced to a large housing development, West Cypress Hills,
We are dedicated to halting the continued
pollution of Lick Creek that is being caused by upstream
development at West Cypress Hills subdivision and to make
to its previous pristine condition.
We instituted a lawsuit against developer Russel Parker
and the West Cypress Hills development to preserve and protect
the creek. The
accused of violations of the Texas Water Code Section 11,086.
The suit has now been settled. Watch for an official
press release generated jointly by the Guardians
and the West Cypress Hills developers as soon as the developers
do their share of it. Meanwhile, read what Marty Toohey wrote
about the settlement in this Austin American Statesman article.
Child Pics of the Creek
by Pepper Morris of disgusting algae
blooms in Lick Creek about 600 yards from West Cypress Hills
subdivision, taken the week of 2-14-05.
And here's more algae, shot in the same week by Cindy Phillips.
This mess is the once lovely Green Hole, about 1,200 yards
from West Cypress Hills.
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